Previously we have listed some common indicators of dyslexia, as well as the effects it can have on young students’ academic progress and emotional well-being. Because of the control it offers, home education can be particularly effective for dyslexic learners – especially if paired with a distance learning provider, who can offer caring dyslexia support and experienced Tutors.
Below are some suggestions for parents to help homeschooled dyslexic children make the most of their education:
Dyslexia Support for written materials
Remember that your child is struggling to make sense of what is on the page. If you’re using written materials, make sure everything is laid out as clearly as possible.
Dyslexia support for lessons, assignments, or exams
For general dyslexia support
As a parent of a home educated dyslexic child, it’s important to remember that there are many ways to cope with learning difficulties, and that your encouragement can make a big difference.
If the prospect of taking on your dyslexic child’s education seems overwhelming, consider utilising the resources that a good distance learning provider can offer. Overall, the support and flexibility of home education can work to a dyslexic student’s advantage as long as everyone involved has a good understanding of the student’s particular needs.
And finally, the strategies described above are shared after years of experience – but we’d love to hear what’s worked for you. Please feel free to get in touch with your own suggestions.
Our Learning Support Specialist can also give practical, dyslexia support specific to your child. To find out more, visit our special educational needs page.